I've been dragging my feet on these (remember when I posted last fall about it being "almost ready"? hahahaha). Now that they're stacked up in their neat little finished piles it's the BEST feeling and they're ready to make their way out into the world.
As Always, a collection of small collages and medium sized thoughts. Full color, 4.25 x 5.5" 20 pages. Available on Etsy, $7 plus shipping.
Every once in a while I toy around with the idea of putting collages up for sale... I always come to the eventual decision that it's not the right idea, for me, right now. But this zine is kind of like getting 16 tiny prints of my collages, in a convenient book form.
Cinnamon Toast, a perzine // number one! Black and white, 4.25 x 3.75", 16 pages. Available on Etsy, $2 plus shipping
This one is just a teensy-cute little sweetheart. Some collages and lists and personal thoughts for the winter. It's like getting a tangible blogpost in your mailbox. I really hope to make this into a quarterly publication for me.
OH ALSO! I'm doing a little giveaway today on my instagram (@katielicht). No need to tell a friend, post it on your facebook, or sell me your firstborn... just leave a comment and you're in the running. Open internationally too; three cheers for making stuff that's not crazy expensive to ship! Hip hip hooray!
I forced myself out of a rut this weekend and finished this collage book. I'm still feeling a bit ambivalent about my art-making at the moment, so I don't have a lot of commentary here.
I recently purged the entire contents of my art closet, threw out/recycled bags and bags of paper, moved boxes of bits and pieces to the attic... and now I'm left with a small box of papers and a few bins for my Etsy stuff and the most basic of supplies (scissors, glue sticks, a few stamps, pens and pencils.) It makes our house feel lighter, something I'm always pushing towards. I think the lack of choices will help force my collages in a new direction. I think constraints are always good for creativity.
Six years ago I was waiting for a baby and making some collages. January 17 was David's due date, and I still think about it as an anniversary of sorts.
I'm so happy I have these journal pages to look back on. I haven't had much drive lately to make work like this. I don't try to push myself, because forced work seems to lack a certain spark to me.
So yes. My son is almost 6. I've been a stay at home mom for almost 4 years. I feel like I'm at a turning point in my life but not sure where it's turning to. Maybe it's time to make some new collages and figure it out.